Four Quickie Cocktail Tray Recipes
Source: Vintage Recipes from Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Cookbook (c. 1961)
French Flute Slices: Buy the most slender French bread available.
(Especially right for this appetizer are the double "flute" loaves in sone
bakeries and grocery shops). Slice these slender loaves very thin. Spread
slices on baking sheet. Toast lightly under low broiler heat. Dip in
melted herb butter. Return to broiler and heat 1 or 3 minutes. Serve hot.
Ham and Olives: Two thin slices boiled ham cut in 1/2 inch strips, 2 table-
spoons cream cheese, 12 stuffed olives. Strips of ham should be lon
enough to go around the olives and lap over. Spread strips with cheese.
wrap around olives. Fasten with cocktail picks.
Stuffed Small Tomatoes: Scald and skin very small ripe tomatoes. Cut
out stem end and hollow out center but do not break wall. Stuff with
finely minced lobster salad. Chill thoroughly
Whole Edam cheese: Place a whole Edam (or Gouda) on a cheese board.
Cut 1 or 2 thin wedges. Place good cheese knife on board.
Serve thin slices of buttered French bread with it or apples